Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 16, 1975 · Page 14
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<r> c to r -£• > vl. ft ;V Page 14 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, July 16, 1975 Television Taken In By Joe Once Again By FRANK S. SWERTLOW NEW YORK (UPI) - ^e Willie Namath, a sometime football player and pantyhose salesman, summoned the Big City press corps to announce he was jumping to a toilet water company for $5 million. Joe Willie came out smelling like a rose and the press like stink weeds. It was another media hustle, the sweet fragrance of success. "We didn't even get a bottle of eau de cologne," said one sports scribe, "He didn't even give us lunch." Joe Namath is a b|g name in the football world, which in the United States, makes him some sort of important person, like a ex-presidential candidate. So when Joe Willie calls a press conference, the men with cameras and pencils rush to \the scene. Willie's -, words make headlines and fill airtime. , At this moment in history, Joe Nam- ath is unhappy with his contract with the Njew York Jets. He wants more money to throw footballs. A million- dollar contract would make his arm feel better, but the Jets say no. Earlier, Namath could have jumped to the WFL for a reported $4 million, but' that would have meant leaving New York and that's the Big Apple for guys like Joe Willie. So now, he must make his bed with the Jets. And one of the ways of keeping him in'silk sheets is to put pressure on the Jets. Tuesday's news conference was the arm twister. Joe Willie, by way of the press, tells the Jets he has a fat contract with Faberge, Inc., a toiletries company. He doesn't need football any more, the'' message says, except, for a large fee. The Jets, who are without a decent quarterback, have the ball in their corner. Faberge walks away with a load of free publicity. Chadwick Tips Galena Twice CHADWICK-The Chadwick Silver Streaks ran their baseball record to 369 Tuesday night with a 2-1, 6-5 doubleheader victory over the Galena Pirates here. Dave Knutti, with relief help from Bruce Scheidegger, ran his record to 60 in the first game, which the Streaks won on a two-run triple by Mike Schneider in the third inning. Knutti pitched five innings of four-hit baseball before giving way to Scheidegger, who pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in Freeport Girl Places In Missouri Tourney Jenny Word, a Freeport High School ••tennis standout, placed high in the ^Northwest Missouri Open tennis tournament at Maryville, Mo. She took seco'nd in the girls 18 singles, reached the semifinals in the girls 16 singles and, with Kim Olson of Rockford, placed second in the girls 16 doubles. Kim defeated Jenny 6-2, 6-1 to win the girls 18 singles. cv. ' i. •' Czech Athlete Dies PRAGUE (UPI) -Jaroslav Broz, holder of the Czechoslovak record of 26 feet, one inch in the long jump, died here Tuesday at the age of 25, the Czech news agency Ceteka reported. It did not give the cause of death. Broz won the medal at the European indoor championships in Grenoble in "1972. the seventh inning and struck out six hitters in two innings of work. Schneider's run-scoring double in the fifth inning-proved to be the big blow in Chadwick's second game victory. Schneider, Dan Jannsen and Doug Queckboerner had two hits apiece for the winners, who will meet Rochelle at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sauk Valley College diamond in the Sauk Valley Invitational. Pats Acquire Zabel BOSTON (UPI) - The New England Patriots Tuesday acquired linebacker and tight end Steve Zabel from the Philadelphia Eagles for future consid- erat ons. The Eagles' No. 1 draft pick iri 1970, and the sixth player chosen nationwide that year, Zabel, was an All-America at Oklahoma. Chuck Fairbanks, Patriots' head coach and general manager, said the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Zabel probably would be tried out as an 'outside linebacker. Broncos Sign Hufnagel DENVER (UPI) - The Denver Broncos announced Tuesday the signing of veteran quarterback John Hufnagel. The club-also announced the signing of veteran offensive lineman Steve Coleman and free-agent Carl Schau- kowitch, a 6-2, 237-pound offensive guard who played with the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League last season. FCC Golfers Second In RVJGL Play Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club rebounded from last week's loss to Freeport Country Club with a 40-38 decision Jsver FCC in Rock Valley Junior Golf League competition at Rockford Country Club Monday. Beloit Country Club finished third with 31 points, followed by Rockford GV Grain Wins Larry Strohacker and Duane Kielsmeier combined on a two-hitter and Larry Casey delivered a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to give German Valley Grain a 2-1 victory over Cheeseman Construction in City League softball action at Read Park Tuesday night. John Rickert had two hits for the winners. with 24 and Forest Hills with 15. Mike Martin and Jerry Vickers, combining for a best ball score of 76 in boys 14-to 15-year-old group, and Valerie DeMik and Sue Yell, with a nine- hole best ball score of 49 in the girls 13- and-under group, gave Freeport two first-place finishes. Second-place points came from Jon Jacobs and Jim Kellner, who'combined for an 80 in the boys 16-17 division, and Trey Garner and Pat Kellner, who had a best ball 91 in the boys 12-13 group. Vickers, with an 80, took first place in the boys 14-15 medal play, as did Valerie DeMik in the girls 13-and-under with a 56. Jon Jacobs, Bob Jacobs and Sue Yell were all second-place finishers. Mauh-Nah-Tee-See's Mike McDaniel fired a 76 to grab medalist honors for the third time t'his season. Krogull Named Aquin Assistant 'Dave Krogull, former Aquin High School and Illinois Benedictine .College football star, has been named assistant DAVE KROGULL football and track coach at Aquin, Principal Greg Timlin announced today. Krogull will teach physical education in the Freeport Catholic school system. A 1970 graduate of Aquin, Krogull was an all-conference lineman for the Bulldog football team and Northwest Conference shot put champion in his senior year. After high school he attended Marshalltown, Iowa, Junior College two years and played football. At Illinois Benedictine, Krogull started at offensive guard two years and also was the team's placekicker, setting a school record with a 43-yard field goal against Illinois College in 1973. He served as a graduate assistant on coach Tom Beck's IBC staff last season and graduated from Benedictine in June with a degree in physical education and a minor in social studies. 1975 DEMONSTRATOR SALE SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS NOW! 1975 MERCURY MONARCH 4-DOOR No. C-627. A flashy dark green metallic in color with a green vinyl interior. Equipped with 250 cu. in. 6-Gyl engine, select-shift transmission, radio, power steering, power disc brakes, bumper protection group, body side mouldings, radial whitewall tires. This car has exceptionally low mileage and will provide you with years of economical driving pleasure. Stop by Myers today. HURRY - It's One-Of-A-KM! MYERS FORD SALES We Make Friends With Sales - We Keep Friends With Service In Ihf lli'iul <)/ Dun ii/nn it l-'r<'<>[>ort" 1 1 E. Douglas St. Phone 233-61 61 Over the years, Joe Namath and others have used the press, especially television, for their own narrow ends. Namath's annual tantrums around training time are a legend' Joe's knee hurts, the-NFL wants him to get out of the restaurant business, Joe quits football, Joe returns to football.... He is a creature of the media. By now, one would think the editors of major publications and television stations would become wise to tricksters like Namath. They don't. Every day, they fall all over themselves to get a man at the scene because no one has the courage to say, "Tell Willie Boy to Drop Dead. He's a phony, and we don't cover phonies, liars or bunko artists." Every day, newsmen get roped into thinking they must be competitive, they must have this story because guys like Joe Namath make those headlines and fill airtime. If newsmen sat back, stopped the presses or pulled the plug on their cameras for a minute, they might realize that they are being used and so is the public. Just because someone has acheived some notoriety or fame doesn't mean he should make news. This goes for football players to presidential hopeful. • .,... .. But no, the tornado of news 'keeps sucking newsmen into the belief that when some celebrity or politician or sports figure calls a press conference, they must report what he or she says, no matter if they believe what is said or not. What is missing is a sense of integrity. Just because someone calls a news conference doesn't mean newsmen have to go dashing over. And this goes for those who cover the gridiron or White House. Soviets Honor Hull MOSCOW (UPI) - Team Canada ice-hockey star Bobby Hull of the WHA Winnipeg Jets has been awarded a 10- day vacation in the Soviet Union as a prize for his fair play in 1974 matches with the Soviet Union national team, Tass said Tuesday. The prize was awarded by the Soviet magazine Travel in the USSR. Slow Pitch Tourney Set ORANGEVILLE-The Orangeville Merchants are sponsoring a 16-team 14-inch slowpitch softball tournament Aug. 9-10. 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